Whether you’re a novice, or you’ve been in blockchain for a little while, The New Trust Economy podcast has something for you. The novice topics definitely aren’t oversimplified, they are digestible, and the hosts leave no stone unturned. And the more technical episodes pack a knowledge punch that leaves listeners waiting for more.
Tracy Hazzard and Monika Proffitt met when Proffitt was speaking about blockchain at the CXC Conference last year. They immediately began chatting about how they could take this obscure blockchain world and present it to the masses. They haven’t stopped “chatting” since and the enthusiasm, knowledge, and perspective pouring out of this show lands both hosts right where they shine- teaching, learning, and presenting technical topics in an innovative way.
Proffitt, a serial entrepreneur and thought-leader in the blockchain space, has over two decades of experience in innovation and impact. Her time spent as a researcher, author, and speaker, gives Proffitt great ability to paint a picture of what the future will look like, and it’s absolutely fascinating. She describes herself as someone who wants to make a difference, and with Podetize, she’s able to do that. “Podetize has made this an easier job than it ever would have been otherwise. You guys have just been so easy to work with.”
Thinking A Step Beyond the Technology
Going beyond blockchain as a technology, Proffitt has set out to shine the massive light on the opportunities in blockchain application. “The problems we can solve with blockchain and crypto has a lot to do with access, broadening reach, and we know this can and will change the world- and we want to show people how. Podcasting has created this platform for us, where we can connect with our listeners and really make an impact.”
The show itself finds time, not only to speak about the technology, but to cover topics like decentralized disruption of power structures, marginalized cultures, women in tech, and closing gender gaps. In this place, where technology and philosophy collide, the discussions take on a life of their own. “Jean Michel Basquiat, the painter from the 80’s said, ‘Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time.’ Not everybody has hyper-spatial awareness, but I think everybody has a pretty constant time awareness, and to talk about things and describe new concepts in the decoration of time, it connects with people more easily and it goes into their brain more deeply than using pictures sometimes.”
This viewpoint is especially interesting, considering our headlong fall into an imagery revolution. Pictures, visual stimulation, is everywhere we look, and the idea that we can sometimes process or understand better when that is removed, is something we should all look more deeply into.
Audio Over Visual
We’ve heard so much feedback reiterating the strength and success in podcasting, and it never gets old to hear the perspectives from different hosts. “Sound, speech, and audio is a different kind of connection, where we can energetically get close to hosts and listeners, and I think this is why podcasting works so well and is becoming so popular.” As we begin to settle into the realities of our over-connected world, it’s not surprising that collectively, we are turning to conversations to help us through the transitions. Humans are social beings, and while the definition of “social” might be experiencing some growing pains, what we know without doubt, is how necessary it is to let that happen.